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Jan 23, 2010 2:00pm EST
rock or washington. we're challenging the reputation of problem. -- we are challenging a reputational problem. we took on conan o'brien. it is such an easy joke for late-night television hosts to make. they look for a city to use as a punch line and they use newark. i love when they have big shows where people are coming to newark the overwhelming majority of people come are coming from outside the state of new jersey. i love going down to the bars and restaurants newark -- in newark and talking to them. they say they cannot believe this is newark, new jersey. i want to let people know the greatness of our cities of that we continue to attract residents. . . we really have jumped into social media as opportunity with facebook and other things to show people the inspiring stories, as i have told you in this speech, but also urban america and we need to change the image of cities in america to let people know the truth of who we are. that is what we are born to continue to try to do. -- what we are going to to continue to try to do. >> my name is carolyn and i am from albany, new york.
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 6:00am EST
and my favorite, virginia's george washington. [applause] behind me in the pro tunda are the busts of the eight virginians who became president of the united states. it was here that robert everyone lee, the son of a governor, was commissioned as the young nation split into war. it was here just four years later that president abraham lincoln came to begin the process of reuniting a war-torn nation, walking the streets of a still smowldering richmond. it was here 125 years after lincoln's visit that a grandson of slaves, l. douglas wilder took the oath of office as the nation's first african-american governor. [applause] and it is here today that an average middle class kid from fairfax county, the grandson of irish immigrants is given the enormous honor of becoming the 71st governor of the commonwealth of virginia. [cheers and applause] as it turns out, i succeed another descend didn't of irish immigrants, governor tim kaine. on behalf of the people of virginia, governor kaine i thank you for your great service to the commonwealth of virginia. [applause] today virginia is a thrivi
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 10:30am EST
weapons of mass destruction. çtomorrow on "washington journal", a discussion about how in decoders' -- independent voters affect the 2010 election. afterç that, a look at childhod obesity in the u.s. and the first lady's a national campaignç with arkansas'q surgn john. "washington journal", live at 7:00 p.m. eastern, here on c- span. in the nation's capital and across the country, and listen to c-span radio. in washington and at 90.1. it is a free app. president obama's first state of the union address. he talks about the economy, health care and national security and his agenda for the year. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> the president of the united states. [applause] w3i] [applause] ç [cheering] >> thank you. thank you. çthank you. [gavel] >> members of congress, i have çthe armor to present to you te president of the united states. -- the honor to present to you of the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thanmk you. thank you veryw3w3 much. thank you. madam speaker, vice president biden, members
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 2:00am EST
the senior program manager for academic seminars with the washington center for internships and academic seminars here in washington d.c. for over 30 years we have had over 42,000 alumni come through our internships program in washington d.c. where we place students with substantial internships in coalition with academic courses and additional programming that turns them full-time credit at their home institutions. we currently work with over 850 colleges and institutions from the country and worldwide. our web site is www.twc.edu. the students we have here today are all purchase vince in a two week seminar called, "inside washington." this week we are focusing on politics and the media. they represent 60 different colleges and universities and we are happy to have them here. we have two panels this morning. first, a panel sponsored by a partner with the washington center, the graduate school for political management here at george washington university. they will be hosting this panel on a new media. i want to introduce you to the moderator in the center seat and allow him to introduce
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2010 6:00am EST
power from george washington to george w. bush. author john yoo talks about his book, "crisis and command" on part of our book tv weekend on c-span2. >> in the nation's capital and across the country, listen to c-span radio in washington at 90.1 f.m. and on xm satellite radio. it is also a free ap for your iphone. covering washington like no other. >> next on c-span, today's "washington journal" live with your phone calls. that's followed by c.e.o. of lender freddie mac at the economic club, and secretary tim geithner testifies on capitol hill about the collapse of insurance giant a.i.g. >> in a moment we'll discuss the president's decision. at 7:45, art guzetti. at 8:30, kevin carey talking
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 2:00pm EST
. now more than ever, it is important to washington listened to the american people and their priorities. feel free to make a comment. do not be self-conscious about the additional presence here. we will give you a microphone. we look forward to your remarks. if there is a questionnaire, we will take our best shot at it. let me make a couple of remarks on an issue that is breaking as we speak across the country. despite the fact i just returned from a trip to afghanistan and i am happy to elaborate on what we saw over there, i know there is a report coming up to date about the incident that took place and christmas day in detroit. i would like to focus on health care reform and on legislation moving behind closed doors on capitol hill as we speak today. first, let me say emphatically -- and i know i speak on behalf of my other republican colleagues in indiana and throughout the congress. we need health care reform in this country that lowers the cost of health insurance and health care for the american people in the long term. inaction is not an option. i believe we should scrap the curr
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 10:00am EST
washington's next move is going. and so we said let's just freeze domestic discretionary spending at last year's level. my goodness, every small business owner, every family in this country is having to go through that exercise and frankly is having to cut, not just freeze. and in the same way, the suggestion that perhaps republicans wouldn't support transparency and even playing field and regulations that will control the amount of leverage on wall street, that's silly. of course we support efforts like that. but what we do know is that this administration -- and frankly the majority in congress has been very slow in getting the message out to auditors, regulators in the field that they should be reflecting the sentiments that the secretary of treasury and chairman of the federal reserve has said, which is we need to turn back to some sense of normalcy in the assessment of risk because we all know this country has been built on entrepreneurialism, on opportunity. it is not that we have seen our prosperity come from this government. that's where really, madam speaker, the differences lie,
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 6:00am EST
c-span created for you as a public service by america's cable companies. up next "washington journal." at 10:00 eastern byron dorgan talks about jobs legislation. after that president obama's state of the union address followed by the republican response with new virginia governor bob mcdonald. >> american jazz can be an instrument for spreading good will overseas. >> i think so. over there jazz is stronger than the masons, just like a religion. >> they go in for it big, huh? >> they love it. >> he was the single most important figure in jazz in the 20th century. >> q&a tonight. terry teachout on louisÑi armstrong on c-span. up next "washington journal." today the guests include linda feldman of the christian signs monitor and david hawkings. they talk about politics and the latest news. then jacqueline o'neill of the institute for inclusive security talks about the role women play in muslim countries. then a former c.i.a. intelligence officer looks at al qaeda's determination to acquire weapons of mass destruction. "washington journal" is next. . >> good morning and welcome to "was
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 2:00am EST
's washington. top thicks morning include budget shortfalls in several states and the political outlook in the light of the 2010 elections. after "washington journal" this morning, on "news makers," i.r.s. commissioner douglas shulman on how his organization is planning for the tax season and future changes for tax preparers. >> a discussion now on the chemical herbicide agent orange. it was useded in massive quantities by the u.s. military in vietnam, where that government is now demanding compensation for damages. it's also believed to have caused serious medical conditions in thousands of american soldiers who served in vietnam. the new america foundation and washington monthly magazine hosted this event. it's about an hour and a half. >> thanks for coming. we're here today to discuss a special report just released in the current issue of the washington monthly called the agent orange boomer rang, which you can read at washingtonmonthly.com. i just to want thank new america, thank the staff of the washington monthly, and also charles bailey of the ford foundation for his support. the
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 2:00am EST
's capital at across the country, listen to c- span radio. in washington and on ex-ixm rad. >> and now, west virginia's governor gives the state of the state address. from the state capital in charleston, this is about 45 minutes. crp programs. this is live on c-span. but the same firms have recorded a record profits and are handing out lavish bonuses. some continue to follow reckless compensation practices. this is because we have been irresponsible corporate coacher where american ceos are awarded large bonuses and a generous stock options even when their companies performed poorly. this has been typical in the past 25 years. the total real compensation of ceos grew sixfold in this time. the case against the pay of american ceos looks even more powerful by recognizing that the typical american company receives -- american company had received more total compensation that the company head of most developed countries. clearly, american ceos are being rewarded over ceos elsewhere, even when per-capita income of the countries do not differ much. recent headlines have focused on financial firms
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 2:00am EST
institute, and he is someone who has been a regular guest at the washington center and someone whose views are always sought on -- spot on. he is incredibly well informed. he expresses himself well, and he is a great guy. representative mickey edwards. [applause] >> i am afraid to say anything after that. why am delighted to have a chance to be back. >> do you need the mic? >> you can probably hear me anyway. take this one? does that work? ok, i feel like i am going to be on "o'brieprah"or something. this is an organization i have been delighted to work with for years, and i have to say i got here in time to hear most of the admiral stock -- admiral talk, and what a great feeling to know we have people likeç the playig such an important role in our national security. i told jean albert i was really impressed by the questions better ask, so now i am terrified of the questions you're going to ask me. let me start by making a couple of observations. we had an earlier session long ago. i guess it was right after the president was elected, and the topic i do not remember exactly what the titl
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 6:00am EST
fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington; to eliminate what we don't need - to pay for what we do; to rein in exploding deficits we've been accumulating not just last year, but for the last 10. [applause]and i'm going to keep up the fight for real, meaningful health insurance reforms. that's why we expanded the children's health insurance program to include four million more kids. and that's why i'll continue fighting for reform that will hold the insurance industry accountable and bring more stability and security to folks in our health care system. and yes, i want to make sure people that don't have health care right now can get some. it's shameful we don't do that. these are some of the fights we have already had, and i can programs you, there will be more fights ahead. i am not going to win every round. we're having a fight right now because i want to charge wall street a modest fee to repay taxpayers in full for saving their skin in a time of need. we want our money back! [applause] we want our money back! and we're going to get your money back, every time, each and every dim
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 10:30am EST
east and afghanistan and the recent events in yemen. the washington institute for near east policy is the host of this event. . quacks i am delighted to welcome you to this event. we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. it is especially appropriate that we can open this celebratory year by hosting our nation's highest-ranking military officer, admiral michael mullen. let me extend special greetings to members of the board of trustees who are with us today as well as to those who have gathered in new york, los angeles, south florida, and san francisco, participating in this session by videoconference. welcome to all of you. over our 25 years, we have been very proud to establish a close working relationship with the uniformed military. sometimes, we come to you. today, two of our senior scholars could not be 0 -- who could not be with as they are lecturing in atlanta. sometimes you come to us. are more than a decade, we have been honored to host serving officers on research and education training. through it all, we have come to respect the complexity and the multiplicity of respon
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 1:00pm EST
clear on this. having served every democrat president from washington during the white house in the senior state department. it is when you don't have discussions of a range of options in the room that you should ask questions. and it was to the enormous credit of this administration and to president obama that every view that y'all in this room are likely to hold was put forward inside the windowless room in the basement of the white house. so the president had the full range of views as he set forward first in march and february to send 21,000 troops, including 4,000 training troops. and then in december when he allowanced -- announced 40,000 more. it is the part the press is focused on. it's not the part i'm directly responsible for. i made inpotents that discussion. but our job is the civilian side of the war. from communications to agricultural from rule of law to subnational governance. to education and health. and that's what we do. plus the diplomatic side of things. i want to underscore that we are there because our national interest are at stake. we know how difficu
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 6:00am EST
in washington to immediately to regulations, training. otis kind of hard to stop everything you are doing entrain everybody immediately when something happens and it was not a deliberate attempt to subvert the law or delivered-- a deliberate attempt to deny people rights. it was a lack of maybe discipline and education as part of your agents and when this was brought to your attention, you put them into it and handing-- had been handling it in the correct way ever since. >> certainly nobody intended to subvert the law. i did not put into place the requisite machinery to ensure that. we doggett the i's and cross the t's and assured we handle the properly the issuance of national security letters during that period of time and as you indicate the last exigent letter was issued in 2006 and as i quoted from the ig report, i believe the ig believes that we have correctly addressed the problem and did so some time ago. >> it was an error that should not have occurred but if anybody who has run a big organization they know how hard it is sometimes to get information and down to the lowest levels
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 10:00am EST
. we'll be back tomorrow 7:00 eastern for washington journal. tomorrow, we'll talk with a guest from penn state university. flynt leverett. and charlie cook, stu rothenberg. enjoy your saturday and we'll see you here tomorrow. . . >> we talked to the head of the nonprofit agency that manages internet names and addresses. then a forum by "the economist" magazine. the economy and the environment. >> today on "america and the courts," an interview with supreme court clerk william suter at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> fox news contributor michelle malkin is our guest this weekend on "in department." take your calls, emails and tweets, three hours on sunday live at noon eastern on book tv. >> this week on "the communicators," a discussion about the internet with rod beck strom -- beckstrom. >> this week, we are pleased to have the president and c.e.o. of icam. start by explaining what ican. assigned names and numbers and four things that that we do, we set the global policies for 200 million internet domain names. all names have to be unique. we enforce that through our partners a
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 1:00pm EST
more on the situation in haiti from today's "washington journal." . . we're joined by the vice president for international funding for "food for the port." thank you for being with us. as we look at the headlines, can you get a sense of somebody who was there tuesday when the earthquake struck and has been there on a number of occasions how difficult it is to get outside the capital city? guest: from port-au-prince, everything that is blocked or everything that is blocked or was blocked as of the un and some of the u.s. agencies are clearing the roads. when i was there, everything was falling apart. i was on my way to the united nations building. it is the old christopher hotel but crumbled. there was about 330 people that were missing. there was no way to get up to the hotel and back down. i was 12 cars from having a five-story building fall on us. through god's good graces, i am here. i saw the most horrendous thing, people running with bashed in heads and bleeding profusely. a big strong man was walking in his head was crushed but he was running out with a baby. he was screa
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2010 2:00am EST
direction of george washington had just finished a daring but successful surprise attack on the british at trenton. in retaliation, the british launched an attack on the conflict of army. instead of retreating, washington ordered his troops to stay and fight. it was a daring move. when the soldiers in the continental army saw the size and strength of the enemy arrayed against it, many were filled with dread. but even in that awful moment, these men had a sense of their own strength, of confidence in one another, and a feeling that providence was with them that night. against impossible odds, these ragtag patriots broke the enemy column, forcing the british to retreat. at a moment of victory, the entire continental army triumphantly shouted as one. the second battle of trenton was a great victory for washington's troops and a great moral victory for a young nation that had become exhausted and discouraged by war. 233 years later, americans have not lost the spirit of trenton. i. . >> some look a lot washington and wonder how lawmakers who always seem to disagree can ever s
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2010 10:00am EST
eráhujui helpq centers. we are announcing our!virst pilot centers this week in chicago, washington d.c., phoenix, and california. the scale and scope of this pilot initiative is unprecedented for freddie mac. if it is successful, we hope to replicate it in other cities. çall these ambitious efforts ae directed at the difficult task -- all -- we should give these borrow words of the same type of personalized sitting around the kitchen table guidance that borrowers initially got when they first buy a home or a play for a mortgage. all told, we estimate that freddie mac helped more than 250,000 borrowers, at 250,000 borrowers to help them avoid foreclosure in 2009. let me conclude with a few brief thoughts of the nature of our housing finance system -- we want to make sure that the fighting that has a voice in the debate about the future. let me be clear, our role is to answer questions, provide information and be responsive. others will decide, others are the decision makers. still, given the opportunity, what kinds of facts will be bring to the decision makers? what are some of the key traits w
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 2:00pm EST
that pertain to assisted living. we will be harkening back to david catania, nursing homes in washington and how they can be improved. we will hear more about the culture change in nursing homes. let me give you some background on everyone who will speak. the first piece i mentioned on the new benefit is by haiden huskamp in the department of health care policy at harvard medical school where she focuses on mental health policy, prescription drug policy, and the end of care -- in the blood care services. she has a grant funded by the national institute on aging to examine the -- examined the impact of medicare part de on medicare -- on nursing home residents. she also has a steady among cancer patients. that funding is provided by the national cancer institute and the department of veteran affairs. we're happy to have her here to speak about her article. we also have david stevenson whose recent work has focused on a range of topics in that sector, including long-term care financing options, the rising use of hospice care, and so on. we are delighted to have him speaking on the and assis
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 1:00pm EST
satellite corp. 2010] oooo >> each year the washington center brings thousands of students to washington, d.c. to experience the workings of our government firsthand. the this weekend they'll discuss politics, government and their futures. q and a tonight at 8:00 on c span. >> the leaders of the pentagon inquiry into the fort hood shooting testified before the senate armed services committee hearing this week. they discussed the events leading up to the shooting and the immediate aftermath and how military basis could prevent future violence. this is about two and a half hours. >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets this morning to consider the findings of the independent panel appointed by the secretary of defense following the tragedy at fort hood. the primary objective of the panel was to quote, determine whether there are programs, policies, or procedural weaknesses witness the department of defense that hurts the safety of the employees and families, closed quote. today's hearing is on the unrestricted report. a restricted annex entitled oversight of the alleged perpetrator
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 1:00pm EST
global economy with steven of "the washington post." after that, a liggett childhood obesity in the u.s. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> co-chairs of the 9/11 commission discuss intelligence failures leading up to the northwest flight 253 attempted bombing. . . ç>> the hearing will come to order. this is the second in a series of hearings will examine where the intelligence reforms in the wake of the attack of 9/11 are working. to examine the reforms in the to examine the reforms in the orist attacks and the ongoing threat in what we have done earlier may need further reform so that we cannot fulfill our responsibility to protect the homeland security of the american people. i want to go back to last week's first before we focus on this one. i very much appreciated the fact all of the witnesses in last week's hearings, and dennis blair, janet napolitano, all acknowledge that mistakes were made with regard to the christmas day attack on the plane over detroit. all three offered to work with each other and with this committee to make our existing terrorist
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 10:00am EST
this with it washington post editor. >> i describe myself after i left congress as a recovering congressman. >> fred grandy represented iowa for four terms. since 2003 he has been hurt every morning on wbal talk radio. he is our guest this sunday night on c-span. >> middle and high school students, just a few days left to enter the stdent cam contest. sent as a video on one of our country's greatest strengths. -- send it to c-span. all the winning videos will be shown on c-span. make sure to upload your project by midnight on wednesday. >> now can salazar holds a town hall meeting for employees of his department. -- can salazar -- ken salazar holds a town hall meeting. >> i am laura davis, the associate secretary of the interior. it is great to see you here. this is a wonderful occasion for us as we gather here to talk about the work the interior has done in the last year and the agenda president obama and secretary salazar have for the year ahead. having had the privilege to come here with the secretary last year i can tellw3 you i am amazd at whatt( the secretary has accomplished in a short 12 mon
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Jan 3, 2010 10:30am EST
accountable care organizations. doctors decide. it is not some panel in washington or some insurance company. the idea is that the doctor/hospital groups are paid based on how well they restrain growth and costs. this is the scenario we would like to have played out rather than rules from above. the physicians in these groups get together. the internal medicine doctors go to the cardiologists and ask what is going on because the rates are highest in the country. they can look at the records and try to get costs down. it works internally. that is the direction of like to see for health care reform. >> one question that tom answered in his comments. do you see anything in the current bills in the house and senate that will do much to deal with the problems you have outlined? >> i agree with tom. they're trying to set up 3 marks for these kind of a terrible care organizations. -- they are trying to setup frameworks for these kinds of comparative care organizations. the greatest disaster would be to do things too quickly, have them not work, and have people reject the whole idea. >> in other wor
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Jan 4, 2010 2:00am EST
place in washington d.c. one more time, or will you change the question that is being asked. you always want your candidate to be the answer to the question. the way to do that is to control the questions being asked. what we're really thinking about is trying to convince voters of what it is they are deciding when to walk into the polling place and deciding if they are born to vote for it or carol. so, if that is the fact, -- this is how old fashion line, use a chalkboard. if this is the fact about what question is being asked by the voters when they get to election day, that is a series of phases that have to take place for the public to understand enough about my candidate before they can even make that decision. who has been involved in a campaign in the past. how about -- to anybody work on the hill. any advocacy groups? those of you that worked on the hill, how many wrote speeches for their member. in writing speeches, did you write one minutes? one minute -- >> one minute or two . >> what topics? >> honestly, i don't remember. it was about two years ago. >> what was the challenge
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 6:00am EST
that, live at 7:00 a.m., your thoughts and comments on "washington journal." >> in fed we trust, the role he played after the economic collapse of 2008. he'll discuss his book with the former vice chair and first director of the congressional budget office. part of booktv on c-span 2. now remarks by jeffrey lacker, president of the federal reserve bank of richmond. he spoke to a gathering of the maryland bankers association in baltimore. this is about 45 minutes. >> in 2009, he served as a voletting member of the federal open market committee. as a member of this committee, dr. lacker was involved in decision making process that determined not only the fed funds rate, but decisions that affected interest rates in general, foreign exchange rates, employment, and the general level of prices of goods and services. many of you were at this event last year and heard dr. lacker as he started in this role. we are certainly looking forward to hearing what he has to say about 2010. and he has agreed to take questions, so questions come to mind during his presentation, write them down and
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Jan 9, 2010 10:00am EST
:00, on "washington journal" which starts at 7:00 a.m. we will see you then. . >> the house is back in session tuesday january 12th. live coverage on c-span. senate returns january 20th and plan to consider a judicial nomination and increase in the negotiations in the white house healthcare bill. senate passed it's bill on christmas eve but does not include the public option in the house bill. they have to agree on the same version before sending it to the president. the same is to get a final bill to president barack obama before the state of the union address some time in early february rarrfebruary. secretary of state. hillary clinton delivered a wide ranging speech on development programs this as goevent conducted two reviews. this took place at the peterson institute for international economics in washington. it's about an hour and 20 minutes. birdsall, the president for the center of global development. and we are absolutely delighted to host secretary of state hillary rodham clinton here at the center. we are eager to hear what she will say about the administration's ongoing effort to s
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Jan 16, 2010 6:00am EST
" they take your questions on the 2008 presidential campaign and the impact of the book on washington politics and policy on "washington journal" tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. did you know one of the top free news apps for your iphone or i-touch is span radio. you can get quick and easy access to three streaming audio channels. span radio, c-span and pap 2. there is a tab with links to all of our podcasts. it all free and available from the app store. the defense department released its internal report on the fort hood shootings yesterday. the co-chairs of that review former army secretary togo west and retired admiral vernon clark spoke about their findings during a 45-minute briefing at the pentagon. >> good afternoon and thank you for joining us. earlier this morning secretary gates acknowledged the seat of the -- receipt of the independent review report related to the fort hood shooting. he took the opportunity to thank the co-chairs while highlighting some of the key findings as well as how he intends to move forward upon the recommendations. of this report. >> he said it is one that was d
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Jan 31, 2010 2:00am EST
first pilot centers this week in chicago, washington, d.c., phoenix, and the inland empire in california. the scale and scope of this pilot initiative is unprecedented for freddie mac. if it is successful, we hope to replicate it in other cities. all of these ambitious, aggressive efforts are directed as a difficult task to help more borrowers modify their loans and save their homes. all are premised on the view that we should give these borrowers the same type of personalized, sitting around the kitchen table guidance that they initially got when they first buy a home or apply for a mortgage. it helps them and starts them on the road to successful and sustainable home ownership. we also estimate that freddie mac helps more than 250,000 borrowers avoid foreclosure in 2009 both to our traditional methods and this mha program. . let me conclude with a few brief thoughts on the nature of our housing finance system and the kind of secondary mortgage market that me -- that we need going forward. obviously, we want to make sure that freddie mac has a voice in the debate in the future. let me b
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Jan 24, 2010 10:30am EST
out of washington, d.c. it is a matter of priority is and how you sequence this. i would like to see us start with spending first. guest: we talked about this throughout the morning, but looking at the polling that was done in massachusetts after scott boehner of's win, suggests that even people who voted for him want to see him reach out and work with democrats. if democrats do as you suggested and they reach out, do you risk looking like the so- called party of no. ç if you do not reach back and shake hands? don't you have to do something with them if they ask? çguest: if it isw3 sincere, wee to meetç them halfway. we have seen some talk about it. i will tell you republicansç ae happy to work with democrats to try tou! find the battleground n important issues from health care to national-security -- -- find the middle ground on important issues from health care to national security. i think the press -- if the president would work with us, it would actually help his presidencyç to be more successful. he would have something he could point to as a success. as long as they
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2010 2:00pm EST
let us know and i will follow-up. h >> listened to c-span radio in washington and on satellite radio. it is also a free app for your iphone. >> now, a centering on a deep relief efforts. witnesses on thursday include paul farmer and james dobbins. this is about one hour and 45 minutes. what we are going to start the hearing. i apologize to all for the need to shift. five boats have been scheduled starting at 10:30 a.m. if we had begun the hearing as it were scheduled originally, we would not have had a hearing du. i appreciate everyone's efforts to advance it. we actually have a grace period of 50 minutes beyond 10:30 a.m., so we have until about 10:45 a.m. or so. that ought to give us an opportunity to get through the testimony and questions adequately. i wish we were not pressed, but the reality is that we are. today, haiti is reeling in the aftermath of what may well be the worst humanitarian catastrophe that the americas had ever seen. well over 100,000 are dead with more dying every day. an estimated 1 million haitians are displaced. large parts of port-au-prince and several out
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Jan 2, 2010 6:00am EST
growth. >> washington journal taking your calls and emails live every morning starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> monday on the communicators. rod beckstrom on c-span 2. >> after a while, i really think it's gone. you've lost it. you don't own it anymore. you are trespassing. it hurts. my possessions are now in a storage bin. this week on "q&a." american casino. the award winning documentry on the impact of subprime mortgages on minorities. >> now a look at 2010 hosted by the economist magazine. we'll show you four parts of this conference. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> sometimes, somebody else's misfortune to lose your benefit i am in the lucky position of being one of those lucky beneficiaries. meanwhile, i did to spend time with four of my heroes. this is going to be a great treat for me and i hope it will be a great treat for you and the panelists. as we think about 2010, it is great to think about all the innovation that will be happening. these four people are reasons to be optimistic. and dean cain -- it did not come here by segue, but could have i
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Jan 17, 2010 2:00am EST
, as part of the preparations for crawford, so david manning went to washington with changed instructions. what sir christopher described as a change in the instructions given to him. and with regard to this -- e very question of regime change. so there was an evolution at that time, wasn't there? or do you disagree with christopher on that? he said i got a chunky set of instructions in march of 2002 and he referred to sir david's visit and he said one of the main things he was seeking to do, and i if you like borrowed his instructions to do my side of things, and was to say to the americans, quote, look, if you want to do regime change and if -- and if this is going to require military action, you guys are powerful enough to do it on your own. you could do it on your own and you have got the power to do it. and if you were going to do this, and you want your friends and partners to join you, far better than -- then that you should do it inside an alliance preferably taking the u.n. route. would you regard has -- as a change? or an evolution or what? >> i think it is obviously a different
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Jan 2, 2010 2:00pm EST
the "washington times" for their particularly insightful articles over the last couple of days. it was a coincidence that they were running d's along with our hearing. ed wood " says almost 40 years after the map -- and one says that almost 40 years after the massive hurricane killed hundreds of people, many words have been written about devastating physical damage to the city, and hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on fiscal reconstruction. but nothing has been said, and local has been spent on the silent wreckage, residents pushed over the head by terrible reform who have not been able to recover, emotionally or physically. local response plans must be provided for evacuation, shelter, and facilities where they are likely to be clustered by the time of the disaster, or call for evacuation at day care centers, schools, hospitals, including maternity wards. katrina showed up the impact of failing to include nursery homes in evacuation plans, and we must insure in the future that facilities are included fully in these planning processes. the children issued a report
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Jan 10, 2010 6:00am EST
for you as a public service by america's cable companies. up next, it's "washington journal." at 10:00 eastern on "news makers," i.r.s. commissioner douglas shulman on how his organization is planning for the tax season and future changes for tax preparers. scomplaret, a look at thursday's stament by president obama on the attempted bombing of christmas day flight 253 from amsterdam to detroit. .
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Jan 3, 2010 1:00pm EST
. >> the gentleman from washington state is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chair. thank you for holding this hearing and your great work assembling the bill. i think that the bill is a tremendous mosaic of using multiple tools to solve all our energy problems. but it is really missing one critical piece. the piece that will help us to spur the development of a 21st century national grid. i think we have to recognize that today, despite the tremendous efforts of the people in this field, we have a great fit for the 19th or 20th century, but not for the new challenges of the new american energy policy. the way i would categorize that new challenges that we used to be able to move our energy components around using trucks and rail. we could move coal to the site that we wanted to generate electricity. we could move natural gas to the site where we wanted to generate electricity or heat. but we cannot shift protons on rail cars. nor can we ship wind through packages or trust. the electricity has to be generated locally. our existing policy on the grid is satisfactory for the first scenario, but not the
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Jan 24, 2010 2:00am EST
and the lookout system went to all the agencies in washington and a longer classified message describing more in-depth conversations with his father went in with the correct spelling in the two were married up in a single file in washington. and so, the misspelling, our error, was obviated by the second message that appeared up with it, sir. >> but it never jumped -- it never gave you the information of the time that ibiza was outstanding. if it would have shown that he had been issued a visa in 2008, was there sufficient information available for you to take action in regard to the visa? >> no, sir. there was not sufficient information from his father nor do we take preemptive action because, as i mentioned earlier, we always consult with our law enforcement intelligence community and partners before we revoke a visa to make sure the individual is not a subject of investigation and we would compromise their investigation. >> to make sure, are you saying that even if it would have popped up at the ibiza outstanding, >> it was insufficient to immediately revoke the visa and also following the pro
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Jan 17, 2010 10:30am EST
. on september 25,t( required the deposits, assets and liabilities of washington mutual from the fdic. we learned we were the only bank çprepared toú@zt immediately. in addition, we continued to lend and support our clients financially -- financing throughout the crisis. we provided more than $800 billion in direct lending and corporate clients. we provide state and local governmentsçç money. we're the only institution that agreed to lend california $1.5 billion in its time of need. we have maintained our lending levels to small business. we announced -- we announce that we will increase that lending to $10 billion this year. we are doing everything we can to meet -- to help them meet their mortgage obligations. we offered a new trial, loan modifications. -- home loan modifications. our diversity of business have been essential to us for emerging as a stronger firm. some have suggested that size alone or the combination of investment banking and commercial banking caused the crisis. we disagree. if you consider the institutions that failed, some of the largest failures were stand-alone inv
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